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Old June 16th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #41
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I've got 2 old town otters.... super stable, and easy to handle... I've been on the jordan river mostly, and a few lakes.... it was a blast playing in the waves on lake superior last summer. They recently added a small whitewater section to the Bear River in Petoskey that looks like fun.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #42
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My Kayak collects dust in my bedroom, the dust is almost as thick as dust on the condom box.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #43
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Ever make it over to Dublin General Store?
only 5 min from there
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Old June 17th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #44
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This is my Perception Carolina 12. I use it mostly on the Huron and chain of lakes. Great all around boat I picked up from Kayak Corral in Saline
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Old June 17th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #45
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only 5 min from there
I could spend all day in there. Was gonna try to make it up for the flea roast but I don't think that's gonna happen
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Old June 17th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #46
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I've done it a few time using rental boat. I've thought about getting into it more but never have the time.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #47
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buy a plastic one from Dunhamís...you can pick up one for around $300-$500. As far as deep water reentry, that takes practice.
Watch those cheap plastic boats at Dunhams. I bought a Future Beach kayak from them that thing warped so bad it was a workout to paddle it. It wouldn't keep up with a decent kayak. After going round & round with the manufacturer I finally got Dunhams to replace it. The new one is better but not by much. Do some research & stick with a kayak from a reputable manufacturer.

I get out on the local lakes & rivers at least once a week and usually take one up north with me. I try to get my sea kayak out on a big lake a couple times a year. Usually put in at Port Huron or Oscoda. I tried it once at the Silver Lake dunes but that cost me @$2500 kayak.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #48
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Thinking about getting one of these:

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Old June 18th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #49
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Watch those cheap plastic boats at Dunhams. I bought a Future Beach kayak from them that thing warped so bad it was a workout to paddle it. It wouldn't keep up with a decent kayak. After going round & round with the manufacturer I finally got Dunhams to replace it. The new one is better but not by much. Do some research & stick with a kayak from a reputable manufacturer.

I get out on the local lakes & rivers at least once a week and usually take one up north with me. I try to get my sea kayak out on a big lake a couple times a year. Usually put in at Port Huron or Oscoda. I tried it once at the Silver Lake dunes but that cost me @$2500 kayak.
what I meant is a cheap "name" brand one from dunhams..like old town
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Old June 18th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #50
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what I meant is a cheap "name" brand one from dunhams..like old town
Yep we've had a few Old Towne and Perception kayaks and both have been great. I prefer the 11-12 footers for all around use.

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i hit the huron tonight. dropped in at island lake rec. in brighton and floated to my moms house in hamburg. caught 8 rock bass. was my 1st time hitting that area so i spent more time paddling not sure how long it would take me than relaxing and fishing. I just have the dunhams 10ft special.

if somebody wants to plan a huron run we could use my moms house to start or stop at. easy access right off hamburg and winans lk rd.
That's a nice little run. Did you drop in right by the damn at Kent Lake, or further down by the bike path trailhead?

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Paddle to Zookie and get some pizza!
I love Zukey Lake Tavern!! Although the pizza at the outside bar isn't nearly as good as the food inside, but still love going there.

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Chevotass, that trip would be perfect! How long did it take? Let's try and set something up, I would be up for that!
A GL4x4 kayak/conoe/liver-punishing run would be a good time. My parents have 4 kayaks I can use whenever I want, I know 0toncaddy has a couple and a canoe, and I'm sure plenty others in the area do too. I've been trying to make it out all spring/summer but haven't done it yet. I'm a big fan of the stretch of the Huron River between Hudson Mills(off North Territorial between Pinckney and Dexter) and Dexter-Huron/Delhi in Dexter, but put me in any decent stretch of river with a cooler full of beer and I'm happy. I've tubed that stretch a handful of times but I'm sure kayaking would be fun too.
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how do you guys drain the pee out of your kayak when kayaking and drinking?
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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #52
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how do you guys drain the pee out of your kayak when kayaking and drinking?
I haven't kayaked and drank, but while canoeing or tubing I just hop in the water and go
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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #53
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I just hang it over the side, that way I don't have to sit in pee.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #54
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The Huron stretch sounds like the best plan for doing something around this area. Lets work to get something set up, or even a set time/day during the week time and it will be whoever shows up, we go type thing. I'm up for something weekly! This could get to be pretty fun, something a little diffrent for sure. We could also find diffrent river sections/small lakes around the same areas/counties and branch out a little bit. Floating around is always a good time!
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Old June 18th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #55
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just added this because i was at Noccalula falls the last couple of summers, if your going to kayak go to a mountainous region, these guys are NUTS!!!

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Old June 18th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #56
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If it on a mon or tues I'll go
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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #57
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mondays or tuesdays work for me also
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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #58
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I'm a big fan of the stretch of the Huron River between Hudson Mills(off North Territorial between Pinckney and Dexter) and Dexter-Huron/Delhi in Dexter, but put me in any decent stretch of river with a cooler full of beer and I'm happy. I've tubed that stretch a handful of times but I'm sure kayaking would be fun too.
There's that parking lot off of Dexter Pinckney rd, across from Peach mountain. It's good size, you could get quite a few cars in there as a drop in point. I think it is run by the metro park , so you may need a sticker to park there.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #59
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We're doing the Rouge River tomorrow, should be fun at the chute with this rain
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Old June 19th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #60
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what I meant is a cheap "name" brand one from dunhams..like old town
Yeah, I've had an Old Town for about 10 years with no issues. They aren't exactly cheap. The one I want is usually about $700 and never seems to go on sale.
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